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Sunday 29 May, 2016

From The42 The Tyrone man who was 'like Bob Dylan in a number 7 shirt' Interview

The Tyrone man who was 'like Bob Dylan in a number 7 shirt'

Journalist and author Oliver Kay chats to The42 about the inimitable Adrian Doherty.

Saturday 28 May, 2016

From The42 Ronaldo v the best defence in Europe and more Champions League final talking points Thoughts

Ronaldo v the best defence in Europe and more Champions League final talking points

Plus, are Real capable of toppling the best defence in Europe?

From The42 'Unfortunately I thought I was at the top – I didn’t fulfil my potential' Regret

'Unfortunately I thought I was at the top – I didn’t fulfil my potential'

Tony Sheridan chats to The42 about making his Premier League debut as a teenager and starring with Shelbourne.

From The42 3 key questions for Martin O'Neill after the Dutch draw Final Preparations

3 key questions for Martin O'Neill after the Dutch draw

The Ireland boss still has plenty to contemplate ahead of the Euro 2016 squad announcement on Tuesday night.

From The42 Martin O'Neill on the importance of the League of Ireland Claim

Martin O'Neill on the importance of the League of Ireland

The Irish manager was full of praise for Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers last night.

From The42 'Third place in the group can be enough' - Dutch boss on Ireland's Euro hopes Looking Ahead

'Third place in the group can be enough' - Dutch boss on Ireland's Euro hopes

Danny Blind said his side took 60 minutes to reach “an acceptable level” at the Aviva Stadium.

Friday 27 May, 2016

From The42 'David can offer something that we don't have in the side at the moment' Reaction

'David can offer something that we don't have in the side at the moment'

The Irish manager also had words of encouragement for the other fringe players who performed tonight.

From The42 Has Harry Arter done enough and more Ireland-Netherlands talking points Analysis

Has Harry Arter done enough and more Ireland-Netherlands talking points

Plus, Shane Long scores again as Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino watches on.

From The42 Arter, Duffy and McGoldrick handed starts in experimental Ireland side Team News

Arter, Duffy and McGoldrick handed starts in experimental Ireland side

The Boys in Green take on the Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

From The42 12 of the most memorable Ireland-Netherlands encounters Looking Back

12 of the most memorable Ireland-Netherlands encounters

The two teams are set to meet for the 22nd time at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

Thursday 26 May, 2016

From The42 'Fitness has never been a problem for me' - O'Shea plays down Sunderland struggles Frustration

'Fitness has never been a problem for me' - O'Shea plays down Sunderland struggles

The Sunderland defender is hoping his issues at club level won’t impact on his international chances.

From The42 'The number of times he's played over the last few seasons would be a concern' Problem

'The number of times he's played over the last few seasons would be a concern'

Martin O’Neill has acknowledged that it’s been a difficult season for Everton’s Darron Gibson.

From The42 Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers 'a possibility' to feature for Ireland tomorrow night Chance

Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers 'a possibility' to feature for Ireland tomorrow night

Martin O’Neill also indicated he does not expect Shay Given to continue playing for Ireland after Euro 2016.

From The42 James McCarthy set to travel to the Euros despite injury issues Ready To Go

James McCarthy set to travel to the Euros despite injury issues

The manager also confirmed Ciaran Clark was okay despite being unavailable tomorrow

Wednesday 25 May, 2016

From The42 Zlatan Ibrahimovic and 7 other players linked with Jose Mourinho's Man United Shopping List

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and 7 other players linked with Jose Mourinho's Man United

The Swedish superstar is one of the many high-profile players who could move to Old Trafford.

From The42 Rafa Benitez signs three-year deal to remain at relegated Newcastle Toon

Rafa Benitez signs three-year deal to remain at relegated Newcastle

The Spaniard could not prevent the Magpies dropping out of the Premier League this month.

From The42 With the Euros around the corner, Spain's Andres Iniesta is in scintillating form World Class This post contains videos

With the Euros around the corner, Spain's Andres Iniesta is in scintillating form

The Barcelona player recently inspired his player to a Copa del Rey final victory.

Tuesday 24 May, 2016

From The42 Jose Mourinho agrees personal terms with Man United - reports Speculation

Jose Mourinho agrees personal terms with Man United - reports

It’s also being suggested that free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be the manager’s first signing.

From The42 Ireland's Sanita Puspure has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics Success

Ireland's Sanita Puspure has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics

It will be the second time the Latvia-born athlete has represented Ireland at the Olympics.

From The42 Like all marriages of convenience, Mourinho and Man U is bound to end in bitter divorce Opinion

Like all marriages of convenience, Mourinho and Man U is bound to end in bitter divorce

The notoriously combustible coach and one of the world’s most famous clubs could be a match made in hell.

From The42 O'Neill on end to Roy Keane-Celtic speculation, sports psychologists and his love of Meryl Streep Thoughts

O'Neill on end to Roy Keane-Celtic speculation, sports psychologists and his love of Meryl Streep

“You asked me a question — did I think he was a good fit for Celtic — and I didn’t realise the implication of what I was saying.”

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From The42 'It's not just me who's not played enough games' Concern

'It's not just me who's not played enough games'

The goalkeeper discusses his “frustrating” season at Stoke and his hopes for this summer.

From The42 'Sheffield Wednesday looked ideal for him' - O'Neill on McGeady's woes Interview

'Sheffield Wednesday looked ideal for him' - O'Neill on McGeady's woes

The manager also had praise for Harry Arter and Shane Duffy — both of whom are currently on the periphery of the Ireland squad.

Monday 23 May, 2016

From The42 Marc Wilson ruled out of the Euros after aggravating knee injury Absentees

Marc Wilson ruled out of the Euros after aggravating knee injury

Paul McShane among 4 players cut from Ireland squad

From The42 'Johnny is a very emotional man' - Heaslip on Sexton's heart-on-sleeve approach Reaction

'Johnny is a very emotional man' - Heaslip on Sexton's heart-on-sleeve approach

The Leinster forward also had high praise for Jordi Murphy.

Sunday 22 May, 2016

From The42 Here are the highlights from Leinster and Connacht's impressive Pro12 semi-final wins Looking Back This post contains videos

Here are the highlights from Leinster and Connacht's impressive Pro12 semi-final wins

The two Irish provinces are set to meet in the final of the competition.

From The42 Paddy Crerand says reporters are 'guessing' about those Mourinho/Van Gaal rumours Outburst

Paddy Crerand says reporters are 'guessing' about those Mourinho/Van Gaal rumours

It is not the first time that the former player has castigated claims surrounding a high-profile Old Trafford exit.

From The42 'When we came over to Sligo, the club was completely and utterly on its knees' Looking Back

'When we came over to Sligo, the club was completely and utterly on its knees'

Alan Rogers had an unenviable task in helping to turn the side’s season around.

From The42 Turkey's coach had a phone confiscated at the Etihad today Bold This post contains videos

Turkey's coach had a phone confiscated at the Etihad today

Fatih Terim was unhappy at the decision to award England’s first goal.

From The42 It's a quarter of a century since a promising teenage Forest midfielder made his Ireland debut Legend

It's a quarter of a century since a promising teenage Forest midfielder made his Ireland debut

22 May 1991 is where it all began at international level for an Irish rookie who would go on to become a legend.

From The42 The Isle of Man team with a strong Irish connection Interview

The Isle of Man team with a strong Irish connection

A former League of Ireland star is on board as Ellan Vannin FC begin an ambitious project.

From The42 Player ratings: How Ireland's footballers fared for their clubs this season Review

Player ratings: How Ireland's footballers fared for their clubs this season

There were mixed fortunes for the Boys in Green at domestic level this year.

Friday 20 May, 2016

From The42 Memphis Depay left out of Manchester United's FA Cup final squad Setback

Memphis Depay left out of Manchester United's FA Cup final squad

The Dutch winger’s future is likely to come under renewed speculation after this latest development.

From The42 Snapshot: Rory McIlroy takes a break from the Irish Open to attend Leinster-Ulster Interested Observer

Snapshot: Rory McIlroy takes a break from the Irish Open to attend Leinster-Ulster

One Direction star and Leinster fan Niall Horan joined the golfer at tonight’s game.

From The42 Will victory be enough to save Van Gaal and more FA Cup final talking points Analysis

Will victory be enough to save Van Gaal and more FA Cup final talking points

Plus, can Crystal Palace stop Wayne Rooney from dictating the play?

From The42 Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises Explanation

Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises

The club have handed Adam Pardoe a lifetime ban from their games.

Thursday 19 May, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave it There So: Footballer's depression battle, 'male only' golf controversy and all today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave it There So: Footballer's depression battle, 'male only' golf controversy and all today's sport

Meanwhile, reports from France say former Tottenham and Newcastle star David Ginola has suffered a suspected heart attack.

From The42 8 Liverpool players who may have played their last game for the club Doubt

8 Liverpool players who may have played their last game for the club

The Reds’ season ended in anti-climactic fashion against Sevilla last night.

Wednesday 18 May, 2016

From The42 Jason McAteer on Hillsborough: 'We've had conversations and John Aldridge's been in tears' Emotional

Jason McAteer on Hillsborough: 'We've had conversations and John Aldridge's been in tears'

Liverpool take on Sevilla in the Europa League final tonight, with the emotion from the recent verdict still raw.

From The42 Best player? Biggest flop? Assessing how all 20 Premier League teams fared this season Review

Best player? Biggest flop? Assessing how all 20 Premier League teams fared this season

From Arsenal to West Ham, every side’s campaign is ranked.

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